Types & Symbols of Musical Instruments

There is great beauty in reflecting upon musical instruments as types and symbols of the unity brought by the Holy Spirit in the lives of God’s people. When Solomon’s temple was dedicated, 120 priests sounded trumpets as one with the singers to praise and thank God (2 Chronicles 5:12-14). The glory of the Lord came down and filled the temple. In the New Testament, on the day of Pentecost, 120 followers of Christ were in the upper room in one accord. The Holy Spirit descended and filled them with His glory. They then became instruments of righteousness doing the will of God.

Biblical Instruction

Worship in Spirit and Truth. —John 4:23-24

Speak to Yourselves in Song. —Ephesians 5:19

Teach & Admonish One Another. —Colossians 3:16

Sing with Grace in the Heart. —Colossians 3:16

Sing with the Spirit & Understanding. —1 Corinthians 14:15

Make Melody in the Heart. —Ephesians 5:19

Old vs. New

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Misc. on Dress

Welcome

The saints of God welcome people to their worship services who are not fully measured to the Biblical standard of modesty.

Leadership

It is required by the scripture for those who are in leadership to be blameless and examples of the flock in every area of life. Ministers, Sunday school teachers, song leaders, and deacons are to dress, not only at worship service but elsewhere, in a way that becomes holiness. Failure to live according to these scriptural teachings disqualifies one from a position of leadership.Read more

A Prayer for Charity

 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;

Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; . . .

If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:

Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone.

Job 31:16-22